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We're sending help immediately, Mrs. Fletcher

If the true measure of an ad's popularity is the afterlife it enjoys through parody and satire, then this 1989 LifeCall ad — featuring Mrs. Fletcher and her infamous line, "I've fallen and I can't get up!"may be the best-loved commercial of all time.
posted by Mchelly on Jul 31, 2014 - 57 comments

Cages, craniums, and giant scary eyes

Psychiatric magazine ads from the seventies.
posted by Iridic on Jul 28, 2014 - 27 comments

If Horses Were People

If Horses Were People: an equestrian sketch comedy series. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Jul 14, 2014 - 13 comments

CALL 1-800-HELLO NASTY

If you were watching late-night television in July 1998 you may have seen the half-hour informercial parody that the Beastie Boys produced to promote their upcoming album, Hello Nasty. The ad features Mike D, MCA , and Ad-Rock taking on roles to shill everything from the services of phone psychics to get-rich-quick scams to a food processor that plays songs from the upcoming LP. (Warning: video auto-loads.) [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on May 22, 2013 - 8 comments

My immediate thought: Messy.

The West Virginia Surf Report is picking up where they left off [McDonald's McSkillet burrito] (previously), Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality has recently been updated with picture comparison and comedic review of: Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco Supreme [more inside]
posted by TangerineGurl on Mar 28, 2012 - 43 comments

V: Very Amber

"I just love Old Milwaukee. That’s my official answer." Over the past few months, Will Ferrell has been creating local-market commercials for Old Milwaukee beer. [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Mar 19, 2012 - 69 comments

If it's out there, it's in here.

Ding! Furniture stripping. Rock drills. Herbs. Die casting. Dumbwaiters. Conductive shoes. Vanity cases. Civil engineers. If it's out there, it's in here. [MLYT] [more inside]
posted by Orinda on Dec 11, 2011 - 4 comments

“Toro is junk food for low income earners.”

"The Japanese Tradition" was a series of nine short, parody "How To" videos that gently mocked the formality of Japanese culture, from comedy duo Rahmens (ラーメンズ) and Japan Culture Lab. They're available on DVD, but nearly all of them can be seen on YouTube, including Sushi and Ocha (tea). [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 25, 2010 - 54 comments

Transitive Nightfall. Now with Extra Diamonds!

Is there no humor in public relations? The public relations blog PRBlogNews included a post last week on PR and LSD (a long strange happy tradition). It appears to have been a joke, mixing a selection of early youth-on-acid videos with a vintage discourse about LSD by Dr. Richard Alpert (later Ram Dass) re-imagined as a history of successful "tripvertising." It must have stirred some sort of trouble; there's been a follow-up, "LSD and PR don’t mix" post (Don’t eat the brown acid) which warns against mixing PR and LSD (and hot dogs).
posted by mmahaffie on Aug 14, 2007 - 11 comments

Giant Woman Licks Man

Post No Bills. At the intersection of life and advertising one may unexpectedly find art, or at least humor. Henry Ho shines a light on it. (42 pages. Or view all thumbnails together)
posted by taz on Jul 29, 2005 - 15 comments

Being an egg gets you laid.

Shower gel gets you laid. iTunes gets you laid. National Public Radio gets you laid. Craigslist gets you laid (if you're a Republican). Obscure Jewish humor apparel gets you laid. Going vegan gets you laid, unless you're a nice guy, natch. [All links SWF. First link leads to an advert that may not be.]
posted by fatllama on Dec 17, 2004 - 30 comments

totally bummed

ass-vertise! [warning: no nudity, but somewhat cheeky. possibly NSFW.]
posted by whatnot on Jul 6, 2004 - 6 comments

Incompetently drawn

Incompetently drawn hand-made Fathers Day card depicting some sort of blue square holding hands with larger green shape (possibly car?). Message inside reads 'Please Love Me Daddy from Josie' but spelt wrong. £offers. Unwanted Gift. Call Mr Hollyhock on 01999 482762 ..... The saga continues in the classifieds of Britains favourite local paper, The Framley Examiner
posted by grahamwell on Jul 5, 2002 - 13 comments

These New Bumper Stickers

These New Bumper Stickers will probably make you laugh out loud. I imagine that some of them would get your car keyed if you actually dared to put them on it. Then again, it would probably be worth getting your car keyed to see some people's reactions to these.
posted by kingmissile on Sep 10, 2001 - 20 comments

Tom Green's internet promo

Tom Green's internet promo for his new movie is, typically, both funny and mean. I'm wondering if I'm going to get any tech support calls because of this?
posted by sixdifferentways on Apr 16, 2001 - 35 comments

Signs, signs, everywhere signs

Signs, signs, everywhere signs Modern Humorist takes a deeper look into the semiotic nightmare that is Palm Beach County.
posted by Skot on Nov 10, 2000 - 2 comments

No sense of humor.

No sense of humor. Advertisers are saying women don't "get" funny ads.
posted by owillis on Jul 19, 2000 - 13 comments

I've been reading TomDelMundo

I've been reading TomDelMundo occasionally for over two years, and it never ceases to crack me up.
posted by mathowie on Apr 14, 2000 - 0 comments

The Lot,

The Lot, a New Zealand e-commerce site, has a hilarious commercial (2.7Mb mpeg) that a friend sent to me with the title "Shopping in LA." The NRA could not be reached for comment.
posted by mathowie on Feb 11, 2000 - 3 comments

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